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Lair of the Beasts: Creatures of the Night by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(February 12, 2010)
Just recently, I contributed a section to a great new book - Real Vampires: Night Stalkers and Creatures from the Dark Side by Brad Steiger - on the blood-sucking monster of Puerto Rico known to one and all as the Chupacabras. And, having now digested the

Lair of the Beasts: The Island of Blood by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(February 06, 2010)
Back in the latter part of 2005, I traveled to the island of Puerto Rico for a week with good friend and Canadian film-maker, Paul Kimball, of Halifax, Nova Scotia’s Red Star Films. Along with Paul’s crew – which was comprised of his brother Jim, Joh

Lair of the Beasts: Walking with Monsters by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(January 30, 2010)
Neil Arnold is one of Britain’s leading and well-respected full-time seekers of mysterious animals and monstrous beasts – a cryptozoologist, in other words.

Lair of the Beasts: Beware of the Devil Dogs by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(January 23, 2010)
In his absolutely definitive book Explore Phantom Black Dogs, the author and researcher Bob Trubshaw wrote the following: “The folklore of phantom black dogs is known throughout the British Isles. From the Black Shuck of East Anglia to the Mauthe Dhoog o

Lair of the Beasts: Killer-Werewolves by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(January 16, 2010)
Living approximately halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, I very often find myself on the receiving end of stories, tales and accounts relating to sightings of weird and unidentified creatures deep within the heart of the Lone State.

Lair of the Beasts: Monsters in 2010 by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(January 09, 2010)
Well, as yet another year passes by and a new one duly begins, what, you may ask, does 2010 hold for us in terms of cryptozoology and the search for unknown animals, such as Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman, the Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabras, Ogopogo a

Lair of the Beasts: A Monstrous Book by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(January 02, 2010)
A couple of years ago, Britain’s Center for Fortean Zoology – currently the world’s only full-time organization that investigates and searches for such mysterious animals as the Abominable Snowman, the Loch Ness Monster, Ogopogo and the Chupacabras

4 Top Monster Stories of 2009 by Nick Redfern, Writer
(December 19, 2009)
Full-time author and investigator of all-things paranormal, supernatural and mysterious, Nick Redfern, takes a look back at his top stories of a truly monstrous nature from 2009. Spanning the entire world, they encompass dark and terrifying encounters with

Lair of the Beasts: Monsters and the Government by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(December 12, 2009)
Now and again, I get asked if government agencies take an interest in reports of strange creatures roaming the countryside – in much the same way that, for many years, official departents have investigated other forms of anomalous phenomena, such as UFOs

Lair of the Beasts: Hoaxing of the Bigfoot Kind by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(November 21, 2009)
Although I’m personally convinced that the overwhelming majority of all the people I have spoken with about their alleged experiences with, and sightings of, strange creatures were utterly genuine and honest, it’s pretty much inevitable that just occas

Lair of the Beasts: Paranormal Monsters of Texas by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(November 14, 2009)
Although many mainstream cryptozoologists (those dedicated souls who pursue Bigfoot, Nessie and the many and varied other beasts that are said to haunt our planet) are reluctant to admit it, the fact is that there are a considerable number of reports on re

Lair of the Beasts: A New York Monster by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(November 07, 2009)
For the most part, the overwhelming majority of all reports, stories, accounts and tales I receive of strange beasts roaming the United States tend to be relatively down-to-earth – or at least as down-to-earth as it’s possible to be when dealing with a

Lair of the Beasts: Monsters of Vermont by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(October 31, 2009)
I received in the mail a few days ago an excellent new book titled The Vermont Monster Guide, written by Joseph A. Citro and with artwork provided by Stephen R. Bissette. As you might guess from its title, the book is dedicated to chronicling the many and

Lair of the Beasts: The Monster of Lytham by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(October 24, 2009)
Most of the cases of strange creatures that I investigate generally tend to fall into several, clearly delineated areas. For example, there are those long-necked lake-beasts, such as the Loch Ness Monster of Scotland and its American cousin: Ogopogo.

Lair of the Beasts: American Vampires by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(October 10, 2009)
Most of the people reading this blog have probably heard of the so-called Chupacabra of the island of Puerto Rico - a truly diabolical, blood-sucking beast said to have a monkey-like body, vicious claws and teeth, and occasionally even a pair of large, bat

Lair of the Beasts: The Island of Mystery by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(October 03, 2009)
Only two weeks ago, I highlighted right here at my Lair of the Beasts column the extraordinary details of a new expedition that the British-based Center for Fortean Zoology - the world’s largest, and only full-time, mystery animal research group - h

Lair of the Beasts: Monsters of Britain by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(September 26, 2009)
There can be few people fascinated by the mysteries of this world and beyond who have not heard of the North American Bigfoot. What is perhaps less well-known is the rich and diverse body of data that exists on sightings of similar creatures in the British

Lair of the Beasts: The Ape-Man of Sumatra by Nick Redfern, Contributing Author
(September 19, 2009)
Pretty much everyone reading this story will, I am sure, have heard of the exploits of the so-called Bigfoot (or Sasquatch) of the dense and expansive forests of the Pacific north-west of the United States; as well as the legendary, hair-covered Abominable

Lair of the Beasts: A Monster Road-Trip by Nick Redfern, Contributor
(September 05, 2009)
A couple of weeks ago I reviewed right here the new paperback edition of Steve Alten's excellent novel on Scotland's most famous unidentified beast: the Loch Ness Monster. Titled The Loch, Steve's book is a fine tale of monsters, mysteries, conspiracies an

Lair of the Beasts: From Hunter to Hunted by Nick Redfern, Contributor
(August 29, 2009)
What happens when those of us that pursue strange and unearthly beasts go from being the hunter to the witness, and possibly even to the hunted? Perhaps the one person who knows the answer to that question better than any other is Jon Downes, Britain’s l

Lair of the Beasts: Monsters of the Deep by Nick Redfern, Columnist
(August 22, 2009)
Constructed in 1911 as Dallas, Texas's first reservoir, White Rock Lake, has nine and a half miles of shoreline, thick trees, a path for walkers and cyclists, and is home to an estimated thirty-three types of mammal, including squirrels, rabbits, skunks, r

Lair of the Beasts: Monsters in Fiction by Nick Redfern, Author
(August 08, 2009)
As someone who writes regularly on the subject of monsters and mysterious animals in the real-world (such as the Bigfoot of the Pacific Northwest; the Chupacabra of Puerto Rico; and the Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas), I’m occasionally asked what I

Lair of the Beasts: The Weird Weekend by Nick Redfern, Columnist
(August 01, 2009)
A couple of weeks ago I was speaking at a conference that encompassed a whole range of unexplained phenomena, including: Bigfoot, lake-monsters such as Nessie and Ogopogo, werewolves, UFO sightings, the infamous Roswell UFO crash, ghosts, poltergeist pheno

Lair of the Beasts: Wolves vs. Werewolves by Nick Redfern, Author
(July 18, 2009)
In the early part of 2006, my wife, Dana, and I returned to England for six months; and it was while we were back in my home-country that I investigated a number of sightings of strange animals that had a distinct werewolf-flavor to them.

Lair of the Beasts: The Great Worm of Avebury by Nick Redfern, Author
(July 11, 2009)
Somebody asked me a few weeks ago what I considered to be the strangest unidentified animal encounter I have ever investigated.